Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama's Commutation of Manning Sentence Sends a Horrible Message

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Good morning from Washington, where much head-scratching greets President Obama's decision to free the soldier who gave state secrets to WikiLeaks. Cully Stimson analyzes the move. In a departure from tradition, Obama isn't leaving town or staying quiet after Donald Trump takes over Friday. Fred Lucas has that story. Plus: Abigail Doty on Harvard and the decline of higher education, Morgan Walker on Newt Gingrich's take on Trump and spending, and Katrina Trinko on feminists who can't make room for pro-life women.
Commentary

Obama's Commutation of Manning Sentence Sends a Horrible Message


This is a case about an Army private first class who, while stationed abroad, having access to top secret and other classified material, decided to steal that material and give it to WikiLeaks, knowing full well that WikiLeaks would publish the material for the world to see.
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News

Obama Isn't Planning to Be as Silent as Bush in Post-Presidency


President Barack Obama says he appreciated George W. Bush's silence during his eight years in office. Now, as the current president prepares for life outside the White House, his aides have given mixed messages about just how political Obama will be during the Trump administration.
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Commentary

Once Again, Feminists Silence Pro-Life Women


As much as the left (and some of their cheerleaders in the media) love to portray women as a unified bloc of pink-wearing Planned Parenthood cheerleaders who cherish no political right as much as they do the right to abortion, the political reality is far more complicated.
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Flashback

Facing Obamacare's Requirements, This Nashville Deli Closed


When Tom Loventhal learned he would be faced with the added expense of providing his more than 50 employees with health insurance—he estimated it would cost between $70,000 and $100,000 annually—he decided to close his restaurant's door.
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News

Newt Gingrich Explains How Trump's Policies Will Lead to a Balanced Budget


Newt Gingrich, who played an integral role in balancing the federal budget during the Clinton administration, provided Trump and his team with the same insights that made a balanced budget possible in the 1990s.
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Commentary

What Went Wrong in US Higher Ed? Harvard Tells the Story


Charles W. Eliot, Harvard president, said in his 1869 inaugural address, "The worthy fruit of academic culture is an open mind, trained to careful thinking … penetrated with humility. It is thus that the university in our day serves Christ and the church."
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